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The Art of Japanese Architecture

Author : David Young,Michiko Young
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2019-03-26
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781462906574

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The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural styles for which Japan is so justly famous--from elegant Shinden and Sukiya aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji "Golden Pavilion" in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, and tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines. Each period in the development of Japan's architecture is described in detail and the most important structures are shown and discussed--including dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The aesthetic trends in each period are presented within the context of Japanese society at the time, providing a unique in-depth understanding of the way Japanese architectural styles and buildings have developed over time and the great variety that is visible today. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of hand-drawn 3D watercolor illustrations and color photos as well as prints, maps and diagrams. The new edition features dozens of new photographs and a handy hardcover format that is perfect for travelers.

Traditional Japanese Architecture

Author : Mira Locher
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2012-04-17
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462906062

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Traditional Japanese Architecture by Mira Locher Pdf

By examining the Japanese history of buildings and building designs from prehistory to modern day, lovers of Japan will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of this island country. Simplicity, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of Japanese architecture. The Art of Japanese Architecture provides a broad overview of traditional Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of modern Japanese buildings. Important historical influences and trends—notably the introduction of Buddhist culture from Korea and China, the development of feudalism, and the influence of modern Western styles of building—are all discussed in detail as facets of Japanese design. Through all of these changes, a restrained architectural tradition developed in marked contrast to an exuberant tradition characterized by monumentality and the use of bold colors. The book provides tremendous insights into the dynamic nature of Japanese architecture and how it reflects an underlying diversity within Japanese culture. The book is profusely illustrated with over 370 color photographs, woodblock prints, maps, diagrams, and specially commissioned watercolors.

Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process

Author : Dana Buntrock
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2014-09-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781136748578

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Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process by Dana Buntrock Pdf

Architects throughout the world hold Japan's best architecture in high regard, considering the country's buildings among the world's most carefully crafted and innovative. While many books, magazines, and exhibitions have focused on the results of architectural practice in Japan, this book is the first to explain the reasons for Japan's remarkable structures. Architecture does not occur in isolation; Japan's architects are able to collaborate with a wide variety of people from professional consultants to constructors. Dana Buntrock discusses architecture as a part of the construction community, moving from historical precedents that predate the emergence of the architectural profession in Japan through to contemporary practices.

Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : Philip Jodidio
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3836575116

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Contemporary Japanese Architecture by Philip Jodidio Pdf

Since Osaka World Expo '70 brought contemporary forms center stage, Japan has been a key player in global architecture. Presenting the latest in Japanese building, this book reveals how the likes of Tadao Ando, SANAA, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, and Junya Ishigami are relinking past, present, and future--building greener and smarter than ever before.

Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : James Steele
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2017-03-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317377290

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Contemporary Japanese Architecture by James Steele Pdf

Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the leaders of the next generation. It separates out the young generation of Japanese architects from the crowded, distinguished, multi-generational field they seek to join, and investigates the topics that absorb them, and the critical issues they face within the new economic reality of Japan and a shifting global order. Salient points in the text are illustrated by beautiful, descriptive images provided by the architects and from the extensive collection of the author. By combining illustrations with timelines and graphics to explain complex ideas, the book is accessible to any student seeking to understand contemporary Japanese architecture.

What is Japanese Architecture?

Author : 和夫·西,和夫·穂積
Publisher : Kodansha
Page : 158 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 4770019920

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What is Japanese Architecture? by 和夫·西,和夫·穂積 Pdf

Translated by John Rosenfield Comprehensive overview of Japanese art, from the earliest times to sixteenth century.

New Japan Architecture

Author : Geeta Mehta,Deanna MacDonald
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2012-07-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462908509

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New Japan Architecture by Geeta Mehta,Deanna MacDonald Pdf

Featuring dozens of high-quality photographs, schematic designs and insightful commentary this Japanese architecture book is a must-have for architects or collectors. The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history. The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily fertile time. Featuring breathtaking images of modern Japan, this volume presents forty-eight extraordinary projects by forty-two of the world's leading architects, including: Hitoshi Abe Ward Kishi Tadao Ando Chiba Manabu Architects Toyo Ito Kengo Kuma Kazuyo Sejima This architecture book features a wide-range of buildings, some exhibiting the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube, while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. In many, cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability—an issue that has motivated many architects to rethink and reintroduce concepts drawn from traditional Japanese architecture. Projects big and small, private and public, residential and commercial are included. Insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments within the wider context of world architecture. Offering an essential overview of current trends, New Japan Architecture points the way to modern architecture's future.

Modern Japanese Architecture

Author : Marianne Ibler
Publisher : Aalborg University Press
Page : 108 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015059122724

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Modern Japanese Architecture by Marianne Ibler Pdf

Examines the architecture of Japanese architects Kenzo Tange, Junzo Sakakura, Kiyonori Kikutake and Kunio Maekawa, leading exponents of the 'New Japanese School' in architecture in the middle of the 20th century.

Place, Time, and Being in Japanese Architecture

Author : Kevin Nute
Publisher : Psychology Press
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0419240101

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Place, Time, and Being in Japanese Architecture by Kevin Nute Pdf

"In addition to highlighting the human benefits of built environments which relate to particular place, time and being, many of the Japanese buildings examined illustrate practical strategies for revealing these universal parameters which are equally applicable beyond Japan. It is suggested that wider use of some of these approaches could not only help to sustain both environmental and cultural identities against the homogenising effects of globalisation, but also has the potential to heighten our appreciation of the peculiar condition of being here now."--Jacket.

Japan Style

Author : Geeta Mehta,Kimie Tada
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462905959

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Japan Style by Geeta Mehta,Kimie Tada Pdf

Enter the world of the stylish Japanese house, where every object in sight is a work of art. Japan Style introduces 20 special residences. With more than 200 color photographs, this book showcases Japanese design in the stunning beauty of old homes and reveals how they are cared for by their owners. Traditional Japanese homes, with superbly crafted fine wood, great workmanship and seasonal interior arrangements, have an aesthetic of infinite simplicity. Unlike Japanese inns and historical buildings, the Japanese architecture featured in this book is on private property not open to public viewing. Japan Style offers a rare glimpse into the intimate world of everyday Japanese culture and fascinating insight into the traditional architecture of Japan.

Japan-ness in Architecture

Author : Arata Isozaki,David B. Stewart
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2011-02-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780262516051

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Japan-ness in Architecture by Arata Isozaki,David B. Stewart Pdf

One of Japan's leading architects examines notions of Japan-ness as exemplified by key events in Japanese architectural history from the seventh to the twentieth century; essays on buildings and their cultural context. Japanese architect Arata Isozaki sees buildings not as dead objects but as events that encompass the social and historical context—not to be defined forever by their "everlasting materiality" but as texts to be interpreted and reread continually. In Japan-ness in Architecture, he identifies what is essentially Japanese in architecture from the seventh to the twentieth century. In the opening essay, Isozaki analyzes the struggles of modern Japanese architects, including himself, to create something uniquely Japanese out of modernity. He then circles back in history to find what he calls Japan-ness in the seventh-century Ise shrine, reconstruction of the twelfth-century Todai-ji Temple, and the seventeenth-century Katsura Imperial Villa. He finds the periodic ritual relocation of Ise's precincts a counter to the West's concept of architectural permanence, and the repetition of the ritual an alternative to modernity's anxious quest for origins. He traces the "constructive power" of the Todai-ji Temple to the vision of the director of its reconstruction, the monk Chogen, whose imaginative power he sees as corresponding to the revolutionary turmoil of the times. The Katsura Imperial Villa, with its chimerical spaces, achieved its own Japan-ness as it reinvented the traditional shoin style. And yet, writes Isozaki, what others consider to be the Japanese aesthetic is often the opposite of that essential Japan-ness born in moments of historic self-definition; the purified stylization—what Isozaki calls "Japanesquization"—lacks the energy of cultural transformation and reflects an island retrenchment in response to the pressure of other cultures. Combining historical survey, critical analysis, theoretical reflection, and autobiographical account, these essays, written over a period of twenty years, demonstrate Isozaki's standing as one of the world's leading architects and preeminent architectural thinkers.

The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind

Author : Kevin Nute
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429751356

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The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind by Kevin Nute Pdf

The Constructed Other argues that the assumed otherness of Japanese architecture has made it both a testbed for Western architectural theories and a source of inspiration for Western designers. The book traces three recurring themes in Western accounts of Japanese architecture from the reopening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day: a wish to see Western architectural theories reflected in Japanese buildings; efforts to integrate elements of Japanese architecture into Western buildings; and a desire to connect contemporary Japanese architecture with Japanese tradition. It is suggested that, together, these narratives have had the effect of creating what amounts to a mythical version of Japanese architecture, often at odds with historical fact, but which has exercised a powerful influence on the development of building design internationally.

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

Author : Heino Engel
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462916849

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Measure and Construction of the Japanese House by Heino Engel Pdf

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese …in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.

Fundamentals of Japanese Architecture

Author : Bruno Taut
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 74 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCBK:C040362270

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International Architecture in Interwar Japan

Author : Ken Tadashi Ōshima
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215289542

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International Architecture in Interwar Japan by Ken Tadashi Ōshima Pdf

Following World War I, a generation of young architects in Japan took part in a movement toward "international architecture," or kokusai kenchiku, designing houses for people who blended Japanese and Western customs in their daily lives, and public buildings--from schools and hospitals to weather stations and golf clubhouses--that encompassed modern forms and new materials, especially earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete, yet systhesized the new with the old.--Ken Tadashi Oshima is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Washington.